30 Day Zero Waste Challenge

When life gives you lemons, make all purpose cleaner with the peels!  Today’s challenge is borrowed greatly from Kathryn Kellogg (again!). Here’s a few ideas.

“Three great reasons to find alternatives to commercial cleaners:

  1. They are expensive
  2. There is too much plastic packaging
  3. They are full of chemicals “

Link – 14 Homemade Cleaners You Can Make with Ingredients from Your Pantry

You can make your own with these simple ingredients:

“For tub/sink/toilet:In an old cheese shaker fill with baking soda and add 15 drops of tea tree oil. Optional: 1 tsp of salt 

Windows: one part distilled white vinegar/one part filtered water. Add to reusable sprayer

Floors: 2 drops dish soap (I get in bulk) and warm water. 

Room spray: Filtered water and 15 drops of your favorite essential oil

All Purpose Vinegar Cleaner: 1 Part Warm Water / 1 Part White Vinegar (bought in a glass bottle at the grocery store). Mix together in a spray bottle. 

All Purpose Cleaner: 1 Cup of Warm Water / 1 Tablespoon of Liquid Castile Soap Like Dr. Bronners (bought in bulk at Whole Foods). Based on the size of your bottle you can adjust this for 1 tablespoon for every cup of water and 1.5 teaspoons for every half cup of water. “


Quote of the Day:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead